Top 10 Deadliest Snakes in the World

The Top Ten
1 Black Mamba The black mamba is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Black Mamba is definitely not the most venomous snake but that doesn't mean its not the deadliest. Let's compare it to the most venomous snake in the world the Inland Taipan and the result will blow your mind away.

Although the Inland Taipan has much more damaging venom it is restricted to arid environments in the middle of nowhere, is a fairly small snake, and has a generally okay tempermant.

The black mamba is fast, agressive, barely ever dry bites, is found in all habitats, is much more common than the Inland Taipan and it injects more venom than it.

2 King Cobra The king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia.

The King cobra is probably best known as the species of choice for the South Asia snake charmers. Even though cobras can hear, they are actually deaf to all ambient noises instead, they sense the ground... read more

If you categorize on accord of toxic intensity then inland is first above all. But we are rating snakes as per all criteria. Such as-1) Venom above 200mg which can kills 25 adults at a time.2) it can spit to eyes if it sees bigger animal.3) it can kill like a python.3) it eats mainly other snakes like rattle snake, krait etc. And the only snake eater among snakes.4) unlike black mamba which are generally shy and don't attack if not threatened, king cobra attack if they see you in their territory.5) it's the only snake which makes nest like a bird nest and watch the eggs until they hatch.6) it can stand 1/3rd of it's body (18.6 ft max length) with its hood wide open which makes it look more scarier.7) it can bite from a distance of more than 2 meters (nearly 3 mtr).8) more human killings than any-other snake in the world. THAT IS ENOUGH to describes to be a king among all poisonous.

3 Inland Taipan

This list is so wrong. Inland taipans have venom over 100 times stronger than that of almost all snakes ahead of it on this list. Anacondas haven't ever even been known to kill people! Cobras kill more than taipans do, but that's because taipans don't go near humans. One drop of their venom kills 100 men. Here's the venom levels of all other snakes ahead of it:
Tiger snake: Maybe three-quarters the venom level of a taipan.
Rattlesnake: Nothing compared to taipans.
Anacondas: No venom at all.
Cobras: Nothing compared to taipans.
Vipers: Very little compared to taipan.
Mambas: They are less potent than taipans.

4 Green Anaconda Anacondas are group of large snakes of the genus Eunectes. They are large snakes found in tropical South America.

The anaconda is not a poisonous or venomous snake. It is a constrictor. The anaconda wraps its body around the victim like a coil and squeezes and tightens until the victim is crushed to death. The anaconda is extremely heavy and muscular. An infant anaconda's constriction is about as strong as a Harley Davidson motorbike being placed on a adult humans chest. A mature/adult anaconda's constriction is the equivalent of a double decker bus being pushed down on an adult humans chest. The snake eats you whole from the head first. It has loose but fixed teeth which move like rows of feet. This helps the anaconda eat its large prey. The teeth help slide the prey into the snakes mouth. The anaconda is not the most deadly snake ever among all the species but it is the deadliest constrictor and one of the most popular snakes. The anaconda isn't aggressive as much on land as it is in water. The anaconda waits in murky brown water (camouflaged by its skins equally brown colour) waiting for animals to come and drink at the waters edge. The snake will then catch the prey off guard and wrap around it squeezing it to death. Note - a Black Mamba's neurotoxic venom can paralyze, and kill snakes like the anaconda by shutting down its vital organs. This should rarely happen as Black Mamba's cannot digest larger snakes that are as bulky and muscly as an anaconda. The anaconda is not the deadliest snake nor the most aggressive.

5 Death Adder

The death Adder is the deadliest snake in the whole world. I've come face to face with it and nearly died!

If you must know, most bites are no longer fatal. It was deadly, but there is a cure now.

This animal is one of the most dangerous animals in the world, it should be in the Top 5.

6 Belcher's Sea Snake

1 milligram of venom is enough to kill 200 men. The Belcher's sea snake is often brought up with fishing nets making it extremely deadly to fishermen

They are only dangerous when threatened. They are quite friendly and curious and love to examine divers' gear

The Belcher's Sea snake is the most venomous snake in the world. This should be #1!

7 Reticulated Python

A Reticulated python is the longest snake in the world.

8 Russell's Viper

It doesn't have a venom as potent as others (Belchers sea snake, Inland Taipan, Black Mamba etc. ), it causes disgusting necrosis and internal bleeding. I don't think the comments on the king cobra are correct when they say that the King Cobra kills more people than any other snake. The King Cobra rarely bites anybody, and only causes a few deaths a year. The Russells Viper kills tens of thousands of people, it Is one of if not THE deadliest snake known to man

This snake is very aggressive and will do a lot of damage to your body. It is common in India and is one of the Big Four-the four snakes causing the most snakebite deaths in South Asia.

9 Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

A lot of people say snakes are nasty creatures, like my grandma says, but they are just misunderstood. A lot of people say they're 'Deadly' and 'dangerous' and stuff like that, but to be honest there is no such thing as a dangerous animal. For example, the rattlesnake, this snake is "dangerous" because it's trying to get food. There is nothing wrong with that. But rattlesnakes and other species of snakes mainly are "dangerous" because snakes are very protective over their space and territory. Practically, the only reason why snakes try to kill us is because we are 10 times bigger than them, and they know they can't get away from us. And so if a rattlesnake kills a human, they might as well eat the person to settle lunch and dinner. Rattlesnakes have a rattle on the end of their tale, and when they shake it, they're scared and they're sending a warning. That's because they are trying to defend themselves. I don't think a rattlesnake would bang its rattle on the ground when it's trying to hunt. So, although people say rattlesnakes and other species are dangerous, they just try to defend themselves and people should just leave them alone

10 Tiger Snake

The Tiger Snake is by far the most aggressive of the Australian snakes, if untreated its mortality to humans is about 70% and ts the most accurate biter of the Aussie snakes. I spend plenty of time around most of our snakes and the Tiger is the only one that wll actually come after you.
I don't know if it is more dangerous than the Black Mamba and the King Cobra is just scary as - but it's a more dangerous, if less venomous, snake than the Taipan.

The Contenders
11 Boomslang

ah yes the Boomslang. these snakes are so feared in Africa that people avoid standing under trees and who don't love a snake that will make you bleed from every hole in your body? Not me.

Wow funny name! I think if you were to come to this guy, you should tell him he has a funny name!

Boomslang skin is in poly juice potion from harry potter. there real?!

12 Saw Scaled Viper

Saw Scaled Viper is deadly snake, my compare Saw Scaled Viper in girl of thriller Saw, Saw 2, Saw 3. Girl is be in mask Pick leather, and save to people and she is be alliance to Jig Saw, John Kramer. My compare to Saw Scaled Viper in girl name AMANDA.

They have killed the most people, and are one of the most venomous snakes in the world. On top of that they are aggressive, unlike most snakes.

It's venom might not be the most potent but it more than makes up for it with its demeanor

13 Coastal Taipan
14 West African Green Mamba
15 Australian Brown Snake

I saw a 140kg pig bitten by this kind of snake, it just took 2minutes to get that pig to lay down and died 7 minutes after the biting... And the worst thing is, brown snakes are so common in Queensland Australia bush areas, where you can see at least an average of two snake everyday during summer...

The second most venomous snake in the world that also lives close to populated areas. It has small fangs but it doesn't need a lot of venom to kill an adult, death can even occur in minutes.

Scary thing, this snake. Causes 60% of Aussie deaths. That's deadly.

16 Red Spitting Cobra

Deadly and evil, you may be blind if they spite on your eyes hahah!

17 Banded Krait
18 Rhinoceros Viper
19 Fer de Lance

What makes a Fer de Lance so dangerous is that it injects up to 7 times the amount of venom compared to a typical pit viper. It is not uncommon for people to lose limbs after a bite unless antivenom is administered immediately. This snake is known by many different names in jacarara in Brazil. There is a golden colored sub species that inhabits a small island off the Brazil coast and was featured on a reality T.V. show called Snake Island or something like that.

It has one of the worst snake venoms (if not the most dangerous) and the odds to survive a bite are around 11000. Plus it bites several times like the black mamba, the difference is it is more common and has more dangerous venom than the black mamba.

20 Boa Constrictor The boa constrictor, also called the red-tailed boa or the common boa, is a species of large, heavy-bodied snake that is frequently kept and bred in captivity.

Yeah. He's/She's either just being a troll, doesn't know the actual power of a Boa Constrictor, or maybe he's/she's confused it for a Titanaboa. The Titanaboa was a snake that lived back in the prehistoric times and was the largest snake to ever live. So large, that if they were to swallow an average human, no bulge would show. Just like the anaconda and python, they were constrictors. This snake fed on crocodiles, and sometimes they would eat even larger reptiles.

Ok, you people are VERY misinformed, this snake is clearly a BCI or a BCC which pose little to no threat to people, if it was a titanoboa, it would say titanoboa, so no, this snake does NOT belong here, it can't and won't kill you, and can not eat a dinosaur or a crocodile. The titanoboa is another snake on the list.

21 Mozambique Spitting Cobra
22 Egyptian Cobra

They are quite poisonous, indeed. It's said that Cleopatra was bitten by one, which was the cause of her death.

23 Burmese Python

Constrictors, I have read are the most dangerous snakes in the world. The ones that get really large and heavy, like Burmese or reticulated Pythons, or anacondas, can easily crush the life out a grown man in a matter of minutes. There's no anti-venom to protect you against having your body crushed to death, your organs destroyed, and all the air squeezed out of your lungs. Several years ago, I heard a story of a guy that was killed by his Burmese Python when attempting to feed it solo. The snake quickly overpowered him and that was all she wrote. They also did an experiment where they hooked a paramedic to a machine designed to replicate a constrictor on a man, utilizing the same pressure that is exerted by the snakes. They attached life monitoring devices to the man's body and then began to squeeze. I'm less than 3 minutes, they had to disconnect because he was being crushed to death. It's true that the snake has to try to kill you if they are constrictors as opposed to just protecting itself in terms of the venomous species. So instances of humans being killed by constrictors are most likely rarer than deaths by venom. But if I were to have to go up against a pissed off anaconda, or a pissed off black mamba, I'd choose the mamba.

24 Titanoboa

This should be first it is extinct but it is 50 feet long has very thick skin is immune to poison and can strangle any snake in seconds. If still alive it could kill elephants and its skin is so thick it can block bullets. Go Titanoboa! - RaptorOnFire1206

Largest snake ever to roam the earth. Bigger than a school bus.

25 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

I have seen one when I visited texas.

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